Sidebar: The Chuck sweater is coming along but I struggled valiantly to establish the centre panel cable pattern. Many thanks to Andi, who answered lots of questions and to Frances, who finally chipped through my substantive mental block. While all cables look the same to me (I know, sacrilege), Frances (who's been knitting for years) told me that the wider cables - the ones that meander sideways - are actually more challenging than the impressive-looking vertical twist cables. I will write more about where I'm at with the Chuck in another post, but here's a little eye candy:
Today, as it's gross outside and I'm feeling all blah, it is my prerogative to introduce you to another yarn and some potential patterns to gain your feedback about which project - as part of the Gauge the Situation series - I should make after the worsted ones. What can I say, I'm in the mood to daydream. Of course, it may be deep winter by the time I get to the sweater in the next gauge, but I have to begin my planning!
As we know, we've covered off worsted yarn with the Chuck and Inaugural sweaters. That leaves DK, sport and fingering gauges (in order of decreasing girth).
For kicks, let's look at my sport-weight yarn:
|Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, Midnight Blue|
After all, each garment is inherently its own thing.
Here are the sport-weight sweaters I'm considering:
|Sallysong's version of the Jen Sweater - I have a sweater like this that I wear constantly...|
|Saashka's version of the Jewel Cardigan - I don't know if I'll be able to source this pattern. If anyone knows how to find it for less than 90 bucks, pls. advise...|
|When Sampson Met Lila Pullover|
So please, tell me which of these you like best for me and why. Which don't appeal? Have you made any of these garments? Is yes, how did it work out?
Thank you so much for feedback!